Going from a professional baseball player to a SWAT officer should’ve been seamless. Should have been. But it wasn’t. All it took was one single calendar shoot for word to spread that Nathan Cox was not only no longer playing professional baseball, but he was also the man behind saving the life of Reggie Morton, the City of Kilgore’s princess. Reggie didn’t know that by agreeing to provide the expertise and the know-how for the Police Officer’s Ball that she would be required to actually attend the function. What she also didn’t expect was needing to be saved—again—by the same man that had saved her life a year ago when she hosted her debut event. This time in a not-nearly-as-spectacular way. The moment she falls into his arms like a modern-day Cinderella and takes him in in all his three-piece suited glory, she realizes that she’s been fighting the impossible. Nathan Cox owns her. Body and soul.
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2020
Not my first read by the author. I have also read almost all in this series and generation #1 series as well so I am familiar with the style and the ongoing stories.
This was a little different but same at the same time because well I am used to different and out there form Lani it’s part of why I love reading her books! This one had kind of everything in it, second-chance, romance, sweet, painful, secrets…a mix of a lot of what you want. Nathan and Regina together were explosive in all the ways, when the sweet turns on IT’S SWEET, there is danger, secrets, so many secrets and painful past but them together really makes your heart happy. I would highly recommend this one, grabbed me from the beginning and kept me engaged the whole time. One of my favorites from the series!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Bok 10 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
A hotshot pilot and a Southern princess looking for a fresh start collide in the wilds of Alaska The first time I met Daphne involved three things: a cute skirt, a bear, and mud. Lots of mud Daphne is everything I don’t need, and she makes me crazy in all the wrong ways. This princess does not belong in the wilderness. Or, so I think. But then, thought is hard to come by around Daphne Between flying tourists all over Alaska’s skies, hotshot firefighting on the side, raising my sixteen year old sister who has enough attitude to run the world, and fending off demons from my days in the military, I don’t have time for women But time’s been laughing at me ever since Daphne showed up. I can’t get her out of my mind, and my control has fled the building. Oh, and I’m her boss One night, just one night, I let things go too far. Now, all bets are off.
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2020
NEW to me author, I do have a couple books on my TBR from the author but this was the first time I dived in. The blurb is what caught my attention. I am so glad I gave this a shot. I fell in love with the author’s writing, characters and style.
This story caught me from the beginning. We have this super cute, put together, very proper heroine who is OUT IN THE WORLD if you will. She runs into the most handsome man alive, he just happens to be a pilot and owner of where she is staying for the month. This adventure really takes you for some fun, sweet and sexy rides. I really try and not to give out too much of the story line because honestly when I click with a book and enjoy it, I want my reader friends to dive in and experience the same. The story line really was smooth, actions was sexy, the sweet and swoony moments on point. Honestly, I will definitely be reading more form this author especially this series.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
After her mother died in a car accident when she was only five, and her father was determined not to show any emotions toward his only daughter, Timberlynn longs for a normal family. What she hadn’t planned on was finding that family in Hamilton, Montana—thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known in Atlanta, Georgia. She certainly didn’t plan on falling for Tanner Shaw. A handsome, charming, cowboy who swept her off her feet the moment he looked at her with eyes the color of the Montana sky Tanner Shaw was lost and confused…living a life without purpose, traveling between one city to the next. With a longing desire for something he could not quite pinpoint, he heads back to his hometown in Montana to spend Christmas with his family and clear his clouded head. One look at Timberlynn standing in his family’s kitchen, and his entire world is turned upside down. Or was it For once in his life, Tanner knew exactly what he wanted and was determined to prove to the only woman he had ever loved that what they shared was worth the risk. But winning Timberlynn Holden’s heart wasn’t going to be as easy as he thought. Can Tanner finally rope in the woman he loves, or will he be unable to help her mend her broken heart?
RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020
Not ym first read by the author, she happens to be one of my favorite author and also I ahve read all of her books including the previous 2 in this series!
I thought book 1 was m favorite in the series but THIS ONE TOOK THE CAKE! WOW! The insta-love connection was so dang beautiful here. Timberlynn is a woman that came from a rough past and what she has gone through, will have you reaching for your heart for her. Tanner might be the one that’s left so to say but after realizing what his brother’s have, he was hoping there would be someone out there for him. He is patient, handsome, sexy, sweet, fun and smart. Everything you want in a hero, so when these two get together is EXPLODING in the chemistry section. Everything about this from the slow-burn to the heartfelt touches, kisses…I loved!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
My past taught me to play it safe. To stay far away from handsome men who promised it all. My life was good without them. Stable, secure, predictable But one kiss showed me that I’d been playing it safe for far too long. One night, and all I wanted was more of his wildfire. One challenge and my carefully constructed walls tumbled down Amidst the rubble, I realized there was more to this man than I ever dreamed. When everything fell apart, he showed me what it meant to stay. How to truly live. But when my demons return, that life might end up shorter than either of us expected…
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020
Not my first read by the author and I have read the previous book in this series also! This author does the best SMALL TOWN romance!
Crosby is a man that lives care free, gives it it’s all. He is a attorney that is great at what he does. Kenna the heroine is a persist woman, in control, needs structure, the woman’s he has become is all due to her past and let’s just say that it’s heartbreaking…she mainly hides from the world and tries to stay out of things if you will. Their meet is unusual and an agreement is made which forces them to be in one another’s life. These two truly help one another, while the hero helps the heroine live a little bit, what the heroine brings out in the hero is just so plain beautiful. This book truly incorporates the hero and heroine in a beautiful, slightly twisted, sexy and heart wrenching romance. Not only does the author write beautiful words but her story lines always pull at the heart strings.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
A second-chance romance set in the heart of Appalachia that will make you root for first love, forgiveness, and family. Lenore Wheeler knows what a hard life, heartbreak, and failure tastes like. Heading home to the backwoods Appalachian town she swore she’d never return to with her young daughter in tow, she can’t imagine her future getting much bleaker. Then she comes face-to-face with the one man she never expected to see again. Jesse Yates was supposed to escape the mountains, make something of himself, and attain every dream Lenore destroyed. He’s determined to wear down her resolve and win her back, but she’s got a secret to keep and reasons to keep her old flame at arm’s length. Lenore already broke her own heart to save Jesse, but she’ll do anything to protect her daughter from the same fate. Except fate has a funny way of working out, especially when all roads lead to home.
RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2020
NEW to me author and books. I found this on one of the email’s I get from GiveMe Books PR listings I recieve and the blurb really appealed to me. So I thought why not give this a try.
I had a huge issue from the beginning with this, now this is probably just me and my taste but the accent in this book DROVE ME TO THE EDGE I’m sorry it really did, I enjoyed the writing and chanters but the accent I can’t even explain what the accent is but every YOU was a YA and now I can’t unsee the YA when I read anything else. I’ve never read anything with this type of accent and it did not work for me, it distracted me the whole book and I wasn’t able to fully enjoy the story line. This is a second chance, hero is the new principal and heroine the new teacher at their hometown. The hero and heroine share a past, a lot of it and a lot more than anyone would have guessed. Again, that accent really prevented me to even pay too much detailed attention, and I will say that if you don’t mind that type then you’ll love this because it really was great writing and the story line along with the characters. Unfortunately I don’t know if I would try the author again.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Standalone Type: All Tags on top of this page!
When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful Problem is, she’s stranded in my small town, and I’m hiding a protective streak underneath my broody exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself For exactly one night If only she weren’t so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. She’s a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying–at work, at home, in the back of my truck . . . I can’t get enough of the way she makes me feel But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and I’m no prince So when it comes time for her to leave, there’s nothing I can do but let her go No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.
RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and I have read all her books. I was so excited to hear she is giving us something new, so to say I was excited to get an ARC is an understatement. Heads up, this does INVOLVE Cloverleigh Farms in ways 🙂
I am not going to lie but when this started I thought it was going to go one way but the heroine surprised me through out the beginning. I thought it was going to be another, damsel rich girl running away to start her own life and bad dirty mechanic who has to work for everything and work hard that is. But even from the beginning she turn a turn, a good turn and I was intrigued. I will say off the bat that Melanie NEVER disappoints when it comes to sexy scenes. WOW who turned up the fire?!
This was original with a twist, I loved all the characters, even the heroine got to me fast enough, the story line, the events…it’s was beautiful, cute, haunting at times and romantic! The hero was a lot more romantic than he gives himself credit for. I can’t wait for book 2, that one should be interesting!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her. Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate. It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything. I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever. I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work. Then tragedy strikes … changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay. I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go …
RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020
“I want to kiss you goodnight, wake up with you beside me, love you the way you deserve. So I’ll wait for your heart to be ready because mine is ready enough for the both of us.”
Not my first read by the author and I am very well aware of her writing style and books. Have read every single one of them, and of course she may not have been one of my ‘firsts’ authors but once I read 1 book and I was hooked. This is book #3 in the Arrowood Brothers Series and I’ve read the other 2 already!
This was a EMOTIONAL ONE. It hit you right in the feels! Sean took every single heart for me and I don’t say this enough but he TOOK THE CAKE for me in this series. I mean not only swoon worthy, but his heart….oh his heart! He is simply an amazing man, leader, friend, uncle and lover… so hooked to him i can’t even express it. Even though he and Devney have been friends since they were little, as adults life is never easy yes, but when Sean aims to change that for Devney , tragedy strikes and no one will be ready for it. How do you let go of your hearts to protect another? Well, bring tissue or have it near you with this one, really will HIT YOU IN THE FEELS! The twists in this, when you think you have it figured out only to be surprised like everyone else, I really can’t say too much because this is a spoiler free review as always but also would ruin the book and trust me when I say that you need to fully go into this story! This book reminds of who Corinne as a writer is, because it wouldn’t be a Corinne book if it didn’t have all the angst but with feels!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book #3 of Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Nine years ago, Emery Saunders moved to Hartwell to start her life over as a bookstore owner. Her inability to trust people made it hard for her to find a place in the small community until Jessica Lawson moved to town and befriended the shy beauty. But there was one person in Hartwell who tried to befriend Emery long before Jessica arrived… Jack Devlin has his secrets. One of them is that he fell hard for Emery the moment she appeared in Hartwell. Another is that his father blackmailed him into covering up a dark family tragedy. It forced Jack to sever his relationships to protect the people he cared about. Yet, staying away from Emery has not been easy throughout the years and he hasn’t always succeeded. When Jack’s mixed signals hurt Emery once again, she puts him out of her heart for good. Until the Devlin family secret is finally revealed, freeing Jack from his father’s machinations. What Jack wants more than anything is to repair his relationships, starting with Emery. However, Emery isn’t ready to forgive and Jack’s not ready to give up. And when the town’s latest scandal ties Jack and Emery together, Jack is not above using their new reality to prove to Emery once and for all that their love is worthy of the legend of Hart’s Boardwalk.
RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and she happens to be one of my ‘firsts’ many moons ago. I have loved every book I’ve read by this author and this series isn’t any different.
To start off with I want to say that the hero and heroine have a long history together. The heroine has been crushing hardcore and more on the hero for sometime now and events occurred during a few years time and I loved learning about them and what had brought on actions and words. That said, it will break your heart and make you feel everything in between. When the hero and heroine finally get a chance to re-connect, it may have been an impulse on both their end but it left the hero feeling guilty for taking advantage and that’s when the real heartbreak starts.
I do have to say that sadly this got a 4.5 because at some points for a while the heroine, I don’t know I understood but also something turned me off of her, some actions and so forth. But aside from that it was hard to move on but once I did they both redeemed themselves. Haha this may sound short explained but I can’t give out too much it will give out the story, so when you read it you’ll understand. The ending was a little short, it climaxed and then epilogue, that’s how it felt for me. I was still little bitter about the heroine and all so I would have liked to see a little more or sooner. The epilogue was sweet, funny and sexy. Lot’s of angst and a roller coaster ride worth taking.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book #4 of Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
I’m single . . . so single it’s painful Yup, ladies, Brig Knightly–that’s me–is still a lonely bachelor, stumbling through the streets of Port Snow, looking for the girl he’s supposed to end up with That is until my brother, Rogan, presents me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The Summer of Love, a secret pen pal program in Port Snow is looking for applicants and I’m the perfect fit I couldn’t sign up fast enough I found myself quickly falling in love with a pair of red lips at the bottom of a letter. Just like in the movies . . Life could not have been better, that was until I started hanging out with Ruth Barber. Starting a new business right next to my shop, I found myself gravitating toward her. Her smile, her humor . . . her tea sandwiches My attraction for Ruth came in full force, leaving me dazed, confused, and *ahem* excited As new feelings for two women come to a screeching halt, I have to figure out who to choose. But when I discover my pen pal is Ruth, it might be too late All I want in life is to experience that swoony feeling . . . but I think I might have just missed my chance.
RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and not my last. I have fallen in love with this series from book one, and I have been waiting for the youngest brother’s story and it did not disappoint! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series & this book!!
WOW. I was not expecting that, I mean Brig is the youngest brother of them and the most ‘I WANT TO FIND LOVE’ silly, sweet, big heart and still very handsome and sexy in his own way. Ruth is, she surprised me each time, my heart fell for her at every corner fallen and by gosh, can you live through a character? Because i sure as heck did with Ruth. She’s had a secret for a long time, the secret being only to Brig who is a clueless idiot. Talk about a town effort. Yes, you will get lots of laughs here but also sweet moments that will keep you wanting to read more and need more. I was very captivated by this one, I even cried my eyes out. I really wish there is it will be more because I don’t want it to end please. And I am saying this because of the way this book ended, I’m kind of hanging there….
Rating: 5 out of 5.
TOP 2020 MUST READ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: (Getting Lucky #4) Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Fresh out of a failed engagement, Olivia Hales is in dire need of a fresh start. Tired of being the charming and accommodating girl that always gets stomped on, she’s determined to change her outlook on life. When she finds her dream job in a small town in California, she thinks she’s finally found her place in life. That is, until she meets her new neighbor. Roman Banks. Moody. Foul-mouthed. Jerk. And the hottest man on the planet. At a sprawling six foot five, he was coldly distant and physically intimidating. Not only was her new neighbor a God that was good with his hands, he was also a grade-A jerk. Trapped on the same street, sharing the same space together, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous, never-ending game of insults and pranks that result in the destruction of two perfectly good homes. The tension between them is as thick as the walls of their houses are thin. Roman’s touch burned like fire even when his words were ice, and both of them will stop at nothing to make the others life hell. In the midst of the pranks and the hate they harbor for each other, Olivia slowly pulls back the layers of the man next door and finds herself consumed with wanting to fix him and his past. When both enemies start to catch feelings for each other, Olivia finds herself hiding her own secrets, not wanting to lose another man in her life. Lines are drawn. Strict rules put into place. But that doesn’t stop Olivia from wanting to save the quiet, broody man next door. They say you’re supposed to love thy neighbor, but that was the furthest emotion she felt when thinking about Roman. Hate was all there was to their relationship. At the very least, that’s what she tried to tell herself.
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2020
NEW to me author and books! I have a lot of her books on my TBR but have not actually been able to dive in. I actually got this paperback in the mail from the author/PR and I was so surprised and excited. The cover is super cute and by then I’ve heard a lot of good things about the book, so I was excited to finally dive into my first SOTO book!
First of I want to explain that I am a EMOTIONAL READER which means I really do invest all of me into a story and characters and so forth. That said, unfortunately this was a roller coaster ride for me I did not want to be on. I will explain why because it really is important to me for you to understand why I feel this way. First off I have triggers and one of the biggest ones for me is (Hero/Heorine sleeping with other people and in detail) that said this is the only mini spoiler I will mention, not in detail but will say that to me: it was not funny, it was not cute, it was not sexy and that goes for every book I read that contains this. it ruins the perception for me of the hero and heroine sleeping together, anything romantic for me after that point it kind of MEH I don’t feel it because all I think back on is the in detail sex the hero/heroine had with another character. It played a huge part for me in this book as far as the liking of it. All that said, this might not be for me but doesn’t mean you won’t love it. It is brief sure, but just rubbed ME the wrong way for the rest of the book.
The hero at the beginning for me was FANTASTIC….grumpy, broody, sexy as hell and good line of mean/rude. Once I reached the ‘no no zone’ for me, after that everything just seemed so highlighted to me. The banter and games between the two was fun to read, the heroine’s parents are funny but good parents, the hero is broken sure but there is more to it (don’t want to spoil it) but see how I am all over the place with my review? hat’s because that’s how I FELT through out the whole book after 35%. There is nothing wrong with it, I appreciate the author’s words and writing style, it just was a TOO MUCH of tug-pull for me. And I won’t lie but to me the hero was a little over boarder-line mean to her, and bless her heart the heroine was sweet, unsure and just wanted to live. I can’t spoil it but want to express another thing in the story just really don’t want to spoil it for anyone. That said, I really wish I wasn’t an emotional reader and over-invest myself but it is what it is, and unfortunately this one was not for me. I am sure it is a lot of people’s cup of tea, lots of ansgt, enemy-to and even very emotional towards the end with a preview for next. I really appreciate the author for sending me a paperback to enjoy and wish this book and her nothing but the best.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: Only my personal ones Standalone/Series: Standalone Type: All Tags on top of this page!